The May Breakfast will feature 20 “mad hot” dancers from Wauwatosa’s Roosevelt Elementary School on Thursday, May 18.
The fifth grade students are part of the innovative, educational Danceworks Mad Hot Ballroom and Tap Program. It uses dance to help students improve social skills, learn respect for themselves and others, and improve their attitudes toward physical activity.
Peggy Parr, general music teacher at Roosevelt, will direct them. Roosevelt was one of the first schools to sign up for Mad Hot 10 years ago. Today, the students perform both in and outside of school at nursing homes, restaurants, and other venues as well as participating in area wide competitions.
The event will begin at noon. Cost is $15.
The tireless social worker who created the Settlement Cookbook will be the subject of the annual History, Landmark and Museum tea on Thursday, April 6, at 1 p.m. Ellie Gettinger, education director at the Jewish Museum Milwaukee, will be the speaker. The presentation is free and no reservations are required.
Ellie will look at the origin and impact of “The Settlement Cook Book: The Way to a Man’s Heart.” Lizzie Black Kander, creator of the book, will be a major focus.
Published in 1903, the book featured authentic American recipes, European cooking, and Jewish favorites. It was put together by the cooking students at the Milwaukee Settlement House and was an important staple of the American kitchen for more than 50 years.
Born in Milwaukee in 1858, Lizzie helped to establish and was president of Milwaukee’s first social settlement, known simply as “the Settlement” in 1900. Kander believed that food was a powerful means of religious and cultural expression, and she used culinary reform to aid in the assimilation of immigrant girls and to introduce immigrant women to American consumer culture.
Take a visual tour of the exotic Galapagos Islands in the South American country of Ecuador at the WWC clubhouse on April 11 at 1 p.m.
Club member and travel expert Lisa Hoppe and her husband Dean will be the speakers. They will describe hiking through the fascinating isles and spotting a rich variety of wildlife such as seals, tortoises, and blue-footed boobies.
Refreshments will be served at 1 p.m. The free presentation is sponsored by the Cultural Activities committee. Please make a reservation with Joan Riggin at 414-256-6904 or email@example.com
The club will hold a plant sale this spring offering a wide selection of annuals and perennials. Geraniums, begonias, marigolds and many other plants will be available at the fundraising event. Pick-up will be at the club on Saturday, May 20, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. All orders must be prepaid. Shady Lane Greenhouses will provide the plants. The sale benefits the club’s philanthropic efforts.
To request an order form, please click on the “Contact Us” link below. Order forms and payments are due Thursday, April 20.
The development of modern shopping malls and how they influence our lives will be discussed at the club’s March 16 tea. The free event begins at 1 p.m. and no reservations are required.
Bob Smith, an executive in the real estate industry for many years, will look at four different major retail malls including Brookfield Square, Mayfair, Ford City-Chicago, and River Park Square in Spokane, WA. He will focus on how they have changed over time to draw customers.
Bob was general manager at Mayfair in the early 1990s and had significant roles in other shopping mall projects before retiring in 2012. He is married to Mary Smith, a WWC club member.
Irish music, singing, dancing and stories will be the entertainment at the March 2 general meeting. Green Sails, a trio of women musicians, will provide rousing tunes for the day.
The group offers a lively blend of guitar music, fiddling, dancing and folk songs. They have performed at such Milwaukee venues as the Coffee House at the Miramar and Music on Kinnickinnic.
Dinner will begin at 6 p.m. and will feature traditional Irish fare and a ham dinner from Bunzels Catering. Cost will be $15. Reservations are required. The event is open to the public.
The chocolate making process, how to pair chocolate with food and beverages and—best of all—chocolates to taste— will be featured at the tea on Thursday, Feb. 2, at 1 p.m.
Julie Waterman, owner and founder of Indulgence Chocolatiers, will talk about her company’s history and how it makes its chocolates. She will cover creating unique flavors and related topics. Julie will also provide chocolates for members to taste.
Wauwatosa Chocolatiers, 6538 W. North Ave., is one of the three Indulgence shops in the Milwaukee area. Along with handmade chocolates, the East Tosa chocolate and ice cream shop features a full scoop of locally made ice cream with an array of decadent toppings. The other two shops are in Walker’s Point and Shorewood.
The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP by Jan. 29, at firstname.lastname@example.org so that an appropriate amount of chocolate can be provided.
Creating a framed Letter Art Masterpiece will be the club’s Craft and Relax project on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 6:30 p.m.
The class will make a picture featuring a name, an encouraging word such as “family” or “Joy,” or a first or last name. Up to seven letters can be used. Participants can personalize their art with a word that has special meaning to them.
Cost is $25 and all materials are furnished. Make your check payable to Wauwatosa Woman’s Club and send to Wauwatosa Woman’s Club, 1626 Wauwatosa Avenue, Wauwatosa, 53213. Include the word you want on the picture. Deadline for reservations is Feb. 1.
The club will host its second Zumba fitness FUNdraiser on Saturday, Jan. 14 at 1:30 p.m. Zumba is a dance fitness program based on Latin music. Yoga also will be offered this year, in the second half of the event.
The Zumba instructor will be Lynette Ryan, a licensed Zumba instructor from the Wisconsin Athletic Club. She will teach at the beginner level and participants will be able to move at their own pace. Yoga is sponsored by Inner Light Yoga Studios, and will be led by instructor and long-time Tosa resident Haley Picotte-Stozek.
The event will include healthy snacks from Outpost Natural Foods, sports beverage Aspire giveaways and a health and fitness raffle.
Cost is $20 and registration is required. The total event length will be about two hours. Yoga mats will be available, but participants should bring their own if they have one already.
You may register online or by calling (414) 257-9935. To register online, click here. Payment will be collected at the door either in cash/check or by credit card.
Club members will meet a special group of the US Army’s best fighters at the Jan. 19 meeting at 1 p.m. Vietnam dog handler Jerry Witt will present “War Dogs,” a program about dogs in the military. Guest dogs and their owners who have served in the military will also be on hand.
Jerry will share his experiences serving with the dogs and discuss the breeds used in combat. He will describe the important role these animals fulfill for our country and recount their stories.
Proceeds from the war dog presentations are donated to projects benefiting veterans suffering from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). No reservations are necessary. There is no charge and the event is open to the public.